Ringolsby on Blogging

King Kaufman interviews Tracy Ringolsby — late of the Rocky Mountain News — about the death of his paper and the notion that he’s turning into a blogger of some kind with his new Rockies web site: Kaufman: You say you don’t know that much about the Internet and I wonder how you feel about […]

Retiring Wahoo

In addition to some spirited discussion in the comments thread, Wednesday’s post about Chief Wahoo brought about an email from the folks at the Cleveland Frowns blog thanking me for raising the issue. Given their singular devotion to Cleveland sports, the Cleveland Frowns guys have spent a lot more time thinking about this than I […]

Diagnosing Bunning

Last week The New York Times ran an article about how the Republican Party is trying to derail Jim Bunning’s potential 2010 reelection campaign. Seems Bunning has become a cranky loose cannon, and even in the presumably safe state of Kentucky, his record, behavior, and temperament have folks worried that he’ll lose. As all hacky […]

McGwire Emerges

Mark McGwire emerges from his undisclosed location and speaks to a New York Times reporter: In this instance, McGwire agreed to an interview with the understanding that it would focus on his work as a hitting tutor, and not on other issues. But at one point, McGwire did address the criticism he has received for […]

“As They See ‘Em”

Writer Bruce Weber went to umpire school and has a new book out about it. Sounds good: The conundrum of umpiring is neatly posed by the peculiar rule of the knee-to-shoulder strike zone, which Mr. Weber calls the sole instance of a playing area that is demarcated only in the minds of officials. “The strike […]

Today at THT

Things to read while you realize that, sadly, nobody’s looking for a puppeteer in today’s wintry economic climate: Victor Wang has the second part of his farm system rankings, this time with the top 15. It’s nice to see my team at #3, but this just kills: “Atlanta would easily have the top farm system […]